Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has urged Israel to extend its just-expired partial freeze on the building of Jewish settlements. The US says it is 'disappointed' by Israel's decision not to extend the ban. Matthew Bell reports.
Israeli officials have criticized a reconciliation deal between the rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas. Under the agreement, an interim Palestinian government will be formed and a date fixed for elections. Matthew Bell reports.
Years ago, Israeli settlers built a settlement on private Palestinian land outside the town of Ramallah. Late last year, an Israeli court ruled it must be vacated by March. Now residents and the government are fighting over when, whether and where the residents will go.
A 30-year-old Palestinian man, jailed after being accused of hurling a rock at an Israeli citizen, died in Israeli custody. Palestinians say he was tortured; Israelis say an investigation is ongoing. Now, some are wondering if this will lead to another intifada.